Implementing guidance on hip fracture: Advice is misleading

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7455.1568 (Published 24 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1568
  1. G Keith Ions (keith@gkions.fsnet.co.uk), consultant orthopaedic surgeon
  1. Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, Cumbria CA2 2HY

    EDITOR—Dr Foster's case notes by Bottle et al quote the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) recommendation that patients with fractured neck of femur are operated on as soon as possible, ideally within 48 hours after admission.1

    Patients with femoral neck fracture who are fit on admission are usually operated on early. …

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